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Despite Claims, IIU Not Recognized by Ireland

A senior Irish education official has reiterated that the Irish International University—which operates its “Asian campus” in Phnom Penh—is not a recognized university in...

2006: Rainsy in, Ranariddh out, ECCC Underway

How 2006 is remembered will depend on whom one asks. Outside Cambodia, the story of the year was the long-awaited start of the Khmer Rouge...

Seoul Seeks Gov’t Help With N Korea

South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun on Monday asked the Cambodian government to intercede with North Korea and help secure a permanent peace on the...

New US Congress May Grant Duty Free Access

The rise of the US Democrat party in both houses of the US Con­gress will complicate but not necessarily doom Cambodia’s quest to get...

Cambodian Growth Stays Strong in 2006

In separate reports released Tuesday, the World Bank and the Economic Institute of Cambodia predicted a high level of GDP growth in Cambodia for...

Tribunal Rules Concern KR Defense Chief

Unresolved issues in the internal rules for the Khmer Rouge tribunal could hobble the defense, and without vigorous counsel for Khmer Rouge leaders, the...

UN Sees Schools as Beneficiary of Oil Money

vihear khpos village, Kompong Speu province - For want of about $12 for a uniform and school supplies and the daily 1,500 riel fee...

ANZ Royal’s Parent Company Posts Record Profit This Year

Australia and New Zealand Banking group, one of the parent companies of Cambodia’s ANZ Royal, posted record profits this year, but its new Cambodian...

The King of Fiddlers

The King of Fiddlers He looked familiar. I was eating pork and ginger with white rice at Phnom Penh's Lucky Bright Restaurant and realized that...

Bright Sky Workers Get Layoff Compensation

Some 1,600 workers at the Sin­ga­­porean-owned Bright Sky garment factory in Phnom Penh will be paid layoff compensation following an agreement be­tween unions, the...

Gov’t Lauds Its Gains In 15 Years Since Paris

Prime Minister Hun Sen and key members of his ruling CPP on Saturday lauded their achievements since the Paris Peace Agreements, which were signed...

NA Calls for Bright Sky Probe, 1,000 to Lose Jobs

National Assembly Invest-igation Commission Chairman Yim Sovann has asked Interior Minister Sar Kheng to investigate the violence at Phnom Penh’s Bright Sky garment factory...

UN Bird Flu Chief Says Virus Still a Threat

Bird flu has not gone away, and despite a lull in deaths the virus re­mains a dangerous threat, the UN Secretary-General’s Avian In­flu­enza Coordinator...

CPP To Dominate Paris Agreement Forum

Monday will mark the 15th anniversary of the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements, which authorized the UNTAC elections of 1993 and began Cambodia’s transition from...

Garment Worker Shot As Police Confront Protest

A garment factory worker was shot during a Monday night confrontation between workers at a Singaporean-owned factory in Phnom Penh and hundreds of heavily...

Tourism Sector Opposes Bangkok Airways’ Angkor Monopoly

Two million feet are expected to pound the ancient stones of Ang­kor this year in Siem Reap prov­ince, yet the great parade flying in...

UFO Movement Seeks Cambodian Converts

The Raelians have arrived in Cambodia. Dressed in signature white pa­jamas and matching white sneakers, Lee Ki-Tae a senior Raelian of­ficial, explained his movement to...

NGO: Khmer Rouge Tribunal Budget Inadequate

Open Society Justice Initiative, an NGO monitoring the Khmer Rouge tribunal, has claimed that the trial’s budget is inadequate and could prevent it from...

Airport Management Contract Extended 20 Years

The Societe Concessionaire des Aeroports will manage the Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and soon-to-open Sihanoukville airports until 2040 as part of a 20-year contract...

Donors Blast The Gov’t Over Corruption Law

In unusually frank terms, Ja­panese Ambassador Takahashi Fumiaki took the government to task Thursday for its failure to pass an anti-corruption law. “Despite such...

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